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Blog entries by Bill Patrick

16 Apr 2013
A couple of weeks ago – the day before International Women’s Day – Sarah Thomson, a newspaper publisher and former mayoral candidate for the city of Toronto, attended a celebrity-filled fundraising event, where she happened to encounter Rob Ford, her former political opponent, and the current (and controversial) mayor of that city. 
28 Mar 2013


[Trigger warning: stories of sexual assault.]

13 Mar 2013
The other day I heard about yet another domestic violence homicide.  And the news report sounded a hauntingly familiar refrain…

07 Mar 2013

When do you follow the rules?

When do you break them?

Do you break the rules in order to do the right thing?

Even if breaking the rules will get you punished?

07 Mar 2013
Quick! Name “the world’s oldest profession.”
05 Feb 2013
In her brilliant 2008 essay “Men Who Explain Things: Every Woman Knows What It’s Like To Be Patronized By A Guy Who Won’t Let Facts Get In The Way,” Rebecca Solnit writes:


29 Jan 2013
Late last month it was revealed that U.S. Olympic middle distance runner Suzy Favor Hamilton had also been supporting herself through an entirely different sort of physical activity. It turns out that this elite athlete was working as highly-paid “escort” in Las Vegas and in other U.S.